Baroque: From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s
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Episode One begins at St. Peter’s in Rome, and details the birth of the Baroque tradition as it burst forth in Italy.
Episode Two follows Baroque to its dark heart in Spain, especially focussing on the route of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and featuring star painters Velasquez, Caravaggio, and Zurburan. We then follow on through Belgium and Holland to discover such celebrities as Rubens and Vermeer.
Episode Three brings the Baroque home with an exploration of the English tradition, which finds its climax through Christopher Wren and the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral.